|Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse (Standard 4:3) - Stillman Fires Collection; Tacoma Fire Department|
In November, 1940, the newly completed Tacoma Narrows Bridge, opened barely four months before, swayed and collapsed in a 42 mile-per-hour wind. There were no casualties except a dog trapped in a car stranded on the bridge. A rescue was attempted (by the man with the pipe), but the frightened animal would not leave the car. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark to discourage relic seekers and salvage operations...
Keywords: stock footage; standard 4:3; historic; 1940; bridges; Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse; disaster
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